The Feliciana Animal Welfare Society is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization with a mission to prevent animal suffering and pet overpopulation in East Feliciana. FAWS is a network of foster homes for adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens primarily in Clinton, Ethel, Jackson, Norwood, Slaughter and Wilson.

“FAWS, like so many shelters in the area, are flooded with animals in need of placement,” said Gail Dellafiora, FAWS co-founder. “Our creatures, though they’ve been with us for quite some time, are not trouble animals. They’ve simply been passed over.”

Foster parents are available for potential adopters to meet and adopt pets seven days a week. To contact FAWS, call (225) 252-5138, visit or, or email felicianaanimalwelfare

Donations can be sent to FAWS at P.O. Box 8633, Clinton, LA 70722.